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FOR RELEASE: July 20, 2004
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

State Health Department Initiates Emergency Action in Two Facilities

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced today that it has issued orders appointing temporary managers in the Hominy Nursing Center and in the Paden Residential Care facility.

These actions were taken to initiate immediate protection of the residents of both facilities. The facilities are currently under investigation by the state health department for alleged resident abuse and possible sexual offenses, placing residents in immediate jeopardy to their health, safety and welfare.

The Hominy Nursing Center is licensed to Oklahoma Nursing Homes, Ltd. The Paden Residential Care facility is licensed to Junior Clonts of Paden.


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